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Main Title Evaluation of a Surface Application of Limestone for Controlling Acid Mine Discharges from Abandoned Strip Mines, Sewellsville, Ohio.
Author Geidel, G. ; Caruccio, F. T. ;
CORP Author South Carolina Univ., Columbia.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-805116; EPA-600/2-84-004;
Stock Number PB84-148535
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Water pollution control ; Watersheds ; Monitoring ; Limestone ; Pyrite ; Oxidation ; Alkalinity ; Neutralizing ; Spoil ; Ground water ; Surface waters ; Mine acid drainage ; Abandoned mines
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-148535 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 185p
Abstract A 150-acre drainage basin in an unreclaimed coal strip mine in east-central Ohio was studied and extensively monitored to determine the effect of a surface application of limestone on the ground water quality. Prior to the limestone treatment the ground and surface water of the basin was acidic due to pyrite oxidation in the spoil. The results of this field study and simultaneous laboratory experiments showed that the maximum amount of alkalinity that can be generated by a surface application of limestone is not sufficient to reduce the ground water acidity generated by pyrite oxidation. Additionally, the amount of limestone applied was not sufficient to significantly decrease the rate of pyrite oxidation nor provide neutralization and thereby produce neutral or alkaline discharges from the abandoned coal strip mine sites.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept..
PUB Date Free Form Jan 84
Category Codes 13B; 8I; 68D; 48A
NTIS Prices PC A09/MF A01
Primary Description 600/12
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 410422314
Origin NTIS
Type CAT